Dr. Robert Amajoyi, ICS-US Section Regent from Kansas City, Missouri and also Chair of the ICSUS Colorectal Surgery Specialty Group, has been working with colleagues for the past year to create the Society of Black Colon and Rectal Surgeons (SBCRS.) SBCRS is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to mentor, nurture, and develop black colorectal surgeons. They advocate for colorectal health equity in underserved communities and provide scholarships and sponsorships to medical students, residents and fellows aspiring to the field of colorectal surgery. The group’s mission is to reduce disparities in colorectal care in minority populations; increase the number of blacks and minorities entering into medical school, general surgery and colon and rectal surgery; and provide holistic support for black colorectal surgeons, improve representation and foster careers of black and underrepresented minority colorectal surgeons.
The SBCRS will be hosting a virtual event on May 19th to celebrate their official launch. Visit the links below to learn more about the SBCRS and their launch event. Congratulations Dr. Amajoyi and all your colleagues at the SBCRS.
Society of Black Colon and Rectal Surgeons website www.sbcrs.org